Patents by Inventor Toshiaki Ito

Toshiaki Ito has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11219884
    Abstract: A method for producing a cluster-supporting catalyst, the cluster-supporting catalyst including porous carrier particles that has acid sites, and catalyst metal clusters supported within the pores of the porous carrier particles, includes the following steps: providing a dispersion liquid containing a dispersion medium and the porous carrier particles dispersed in the dispersion medium; and in the dispersion liquid, forming catalyst metal clusters having a positive charge, and supporting the catalyst metal clusters on the acid sites within the pores of the porous carrier particles through an electrostatic interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, GENESIS RESEARCH INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshihiro Takeda, Namiki Toyama, Kazuhiro Egashira, Toshiaki Tanaka, Seitoku Ito
  • Patent number: 11221299
    Abstract: Provided is a ultra-high-sensitivity assay in which the assay can be made on a commonly used assay apparatus such as an absorptiometer and a plate reader or with naked eyes. The high-sensitivity assay in which the assay can be made on a commonly used assay apparatus or with naked eyes can be provided by combining an enzyme cycling method using thio-NAD(P) as a coenzyme, a labeling enzyme and a substrate for the labeling enzyme optimally, and by amplifying thio-NAD(P)H, which is a signaling substance, exponentially and then quantifying the thio-NAD(P)H colorimetrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Etsuro Ito, Satoshi Watabe, Toshiaki Miura, Teruki Yoshimura
  • Publication number: 20210396551
    Abstract: An aspect of the disclosure provides a rotation angle detecting device capable of detecting a rotation angle of a rotation body rotatable about a central axis. The rotation angle detecting device includes: a sensor magnet, having multiple magnetic poles provided side-by side in a circumferential direction about the central axis and installed to the rotation body; a magnetic sensor, overlapped with the sensor magnet when viewed in a predetermined first direction and capable of detecting a magnetic field of the sensor magnet; and a pair of magnetic parts, provided to sandwich the magnetic sensor in a second direction intersecting the first direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2021
    Publication date: December 23, 2021
    Applicant: NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke ITO, Toshiaki NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20210370847
    Abstract: A capturing device has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a subject during a daytime, the subject includes a vehicle. The capturing device further includes an image sensor that captures an image based on light from the subject focused by the lens, and a processor that generates a face image of an occupant riding in the vehicle based on a first number of captured imaged of the subject which are captured by the image sensor at different times. The processor generates the face image of the occupant further based on a second number of captured images in which a luminance value of a region of interest is equal to or smaller than a threshold value among the first number of captured images of the subject.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Publication date: December 2, 2021
    Applicant: Panasonic i-PRO Sensing Solutions Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuma KOBAYASHI, Tetsuo TANAKA, Toshiaki ITO, Shinichi MURAKAMI, Michinori KISHIMOTO, Hiroshi MITANI, Jyouji WADA
  • Patent number: 11117529
    Abstract: A capturing camera has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a vehicle as a subject, an image sensor that captures an image based on light from the vehicle focused by the lens, a filter unit that rotatably supports a polarization filter which limits the light from the vehicle received by the image sensor, a sensor that detects a daytime mode or a night mode, a processor that disposes the polarization filter on a front side of the image sensor in the daytime mode, and disposes a band pass filter on the front side of the image sensor in the night mode, and an illuminator that irradiates the subject with IR light in the night mode. The filter unit switchably supports the polarization filter and the band pass filter that transmits the IR light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma Kobayashi, Tetsuo Tanaka, Toshiaki Ito, Shinichi Murakami, Michinori Kishimoto, Hiroshi Mitani, Jyouji Wada
  • Publication number: 20200273331
    Abstract: A traffic light device for emitting signal light includes: a light emitter unit which includes a light emitter being a light source of the signal light; a body which houses the light emitter unit; and a heater unit provided on a path of the signal light emitted by the light emitter unit inside the body, and including a plate-shaped heating glass, on a surface of which a conductive thin film having transparency is formed, and which generates heat when power is supplied to the conductive thin film via a pair of electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Publication date: August 27, 2020
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ito, Gaku Okuno, Manabu Ogoshi, Takakazu Sawada, Naoki Horie, Hiroyasu Sakawa, Yoshikazu Dammura, Norimi Takemura, Akitsugu Wada
  • Publication number: 20200101906
    Abstract: A capturing camera has a lens block that includes a lens for focusing light from a vehicle as a subject, an image sensor that captures an image based on light from the vehicle focused by the lens, a filter unit that rotatably supports a polarization filter which limits the light from the vehicle received by the image sensor, a sensor that detects a daytime mode or a night mode, a processor that disposes the polarization filter on a front side of the image sensor in the daytime mode, and disposes a band pass filter on the front side of the image sensor in the night mode, and an illuminator that irradiates the subject with IR light in the night mode. The filter unit switchably supports the polarization filter and the band pass filter that transmits the IR light.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Publication date: April 2, 2020
    Applicant: PANASONIC I-PRO SENSING SOLUTIONS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuma KOBAYASHI, Tetsuo TANAKA, Toshiaki ITO, Shinichi MURAKAMI, Michinori KISHIMOTO, Hiroshi MITANI, Jyouji WADA
  • Patent number: 10396080
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a shallow P-well, a shallow N-well, a shallow P-well, and a shallow N-well formed in regions different from one another, a deep N-well formed in a part deeper than the shallow P-well and the shallow N-well, and a base material, and further includes a first transistor formed in a part of the shallow P-well and the shallow N-well on the side of the principal surface, and a second transistor formed in a part of the shallow P-well and the shallow N-well on the side of the principal surface, in which the shallow N-well is formed in such a way as to surround the peripheral edge of the region of the shallow P-well.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuo Sakamoto, Toshiaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20190006364
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a shallow P-well, a shallow N-well, a shallow P-well, and a shallow N-well formed in regions different from one another, a deep N-well formed in a part deeper than the shallow P-well and the shallow N-well, and a base material, and further includes a first transistor formed in a part of the shallow P-well and the shallow N-well on the side of the principal surface, and a second transistor formed in a part of the shallow P-well and the shallow N-well on the side of the principal surface, in which the shallow N-well is formed in such a way as to surround the peripheral edge of the region of the shallow P-well.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2018
    Publication date: January 3, 2019
    Inventors: Kazuo SAKAMOTO, Toshiaki ITO
  • Patent number: 9645393
    Abstract: A imaging device includes: a lens unit which is rotatable about an optical axis thereof; an adjusting gear unit which includes an adjusting gear that rotates the lens unit; a case which accommodates the lens unit and the adjusting gear unit and has a penetration hole through which a portion of the adjusting gear protrudes outward from an accommodation space; and a cover which covers a portion of the case including the penetration hole from outside of the case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Okamura, Takashi Nanba, Hiroki Yamanaka, Toshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 9635225
    Abstract: A imaging device includes: a case having bottom and top plate portions with an accommodation space interposed therebetween; a dome cover protruding outward from the case through an opening formed in the top plate portion; an annular support member allowing a circumferential edge portion of the dome cover to be interposed between the support member and the top plate portion; a lens unit; and an elastic member disposed between the bottom plate portion and the lens unit and allows the lens unit to be biased in a direction toward the dome cover. The lens unit includes an outer circumferential portion disposed on outside of a lens in a direction along the bottom plate portion and engaged with an inside opening of the support member, and a stepped portion provided in the outer circumferential portion and restricts movement in the direction approaching the dome cover by abutting the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Okamura, Takashi Nanba, Hiroki Yamanaka, Toshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 9395227
    Abstract: It is provided with a reactor water-level measurement system being possible to measure water-level in a reactor core regardless of a state in the reactor core. The reactor water-level measurement system includes a core bottom water-level measuring device that includes a heating element, a heat insulating element installed by surrounding part of the heating element in a height direction of the heating element, and a temperature difference measuring element that measures a temperature difference between an insulated portion of the heating element surrounded by the heat insulating element and a non-insulated portion not surrounded by the heat insulating element, a water-level evaluation device that evaluates a water level of a reactor based on the temperature difference, wherein the core bottom water-level measuring device measures at least a water level from a lower end of a reactor core contained in a reactor pressure vessel to a bottom of the reactor pressure vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kenjyo, Yasushi Goto, Toshiaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20160085069
    Abstract: A imaging device includes: a lens unit which is rotatable about an optical axis thereof; an adjusting gear unit which includes an adjusting gear that rotates the lens unit; a case which accommodates the lens unit and the adjusting gear unit and has a penetration hole through which a portion of the adjusting gear protrudes outward from an accommodation space; and a cover which covers a portion of the case including the penetration hole from outside of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro OKAMURA, Takashi NANBA, Hiroki YAMANAKA, Toshiaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20160088199
    Abstract: A imaging device includes: a case having bottom and top plate portions with an accommodation space interposed therebetween; a dome cover protruding outward from the case through an opening formed in the top plate portion; an annular support member allowing a circumferential edge portion of the dome cover to be interposed between the support member and the top plate portion; a lens unit; and an elastic member disposed between the bottom plate portion and the lens unit and allows the lens unit to be biased in a direction toward the dome cover. The lens unit includes an outer circumferential portion disposed on outside of a lens in a direction along the bottom plate portion and engaged with an inside opening of the support member, and a stepped portion provided in the outer circumferential portion and restricts movement in the direction approaching the dome cover by abutting the support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Publication date: March 24, 2016
    Applicant: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro OKAMURA, Takashi NANBA, Hiroki YAMANAKA, Toshiaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20150146837
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, an oscillation power range monitor system has a plural of OPRM units. Each of the OPRM units has: the receiving cell-output set signals and averaging the cell-output set signals; a time average calculating unit calculating a time average cell value; a normalized cell value calculating unit calculating a normalized cell value; a trip determining unit outputting a reactor trip signal if amplitude or growth rate of oscillation or period of oscillation of the normalized cell value has exceeded a prescribed condition; a signal and prescribed value adjusting unit adjusting the relation between the normalized cell value and the specific value, thereby compensating for the deterioration in the neutron flux sensitivity of any LPRM detector in order to keep outputting the reactor trip signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Tadashi MIYAZAKI, Toshiaki ITO
  • Publication number: 20140355730
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a reactor oscillation power range monitor includes: a receiving unit configured to receive LPRM signals issued by LPRM detectors differing in vertical position out of a plurality of LPRM detectors placed in a reactor core; a specification unit configured to specify any exclusion signal which meets an exclusion condition out of the received LPRM signals; an estimation unit configured to estimate an alternative signal for the exclusion signal based on a regular signal which does not meet the exclusion condition out of the received LPRM signals; an arithmetic averaging unit configured to output an arithmetically averaged signal obtained by arithmetically averaging the regular signal and the alternative signal; a time averaging unit configured to output a time-averaged signal obtained by time-averaging the arithmetically averaged signal; and a calculation unit configured to output a standard value obtained by dividing the arithmetically averaged signal by the time-averaged signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: SEIGO SATO, TADASHI MIYAZAKI, TOSHIAKI ITO, NAOTAKA ODA, YASUSHI GOTO, YUTAKA TAKEUCHI, KAZUKI YANO, NORIO SAKAI
  • Publication number: 20140318237
    Abstract: It is provided with a reactor water-level measurement system being possible to measure water-level in a reactor core regardless of a state in the reactor core. The reactor water-level measurement system includes a core bottom water-level measuring device that includes a heating element, a heat insulating element installed by surrounding part of the heating element in a height direction of the heating element, and a temperature difference measuring element that measures a temperature difference between an insulated portion of the heating element surrounded by the heat insulating element and a non-insulated portion not surrounded by the heat insulating element, a water-level evaluation device that evaluates a water level of a reactor based on the temperature difference, wherein the core bottom water-level measuring device measures at least a water level from a lower end of a reactor core contained in a reactor pressure vessel to a bottom of the reactor pressure vessel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Hiroaki Kenjyo, Yasushi Goto, Toshiaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20140298903
    Abstract: The water-level and temperature measurement apparatus 10 includes monitoring devices 121, - - - , 12n that receives n water-level information and n temperature information, measures n water-levels and n temperatures, and determines whether a water-level detection function and a temperature detection function in each channel are lost or not based on electrical physical quantities, by using water-level and temperature detection devices 111, 112, 113, 114 which includes a detection unit 20 to detect water-level information and temperature information from thermocouple and heater wire, and a calculation processing device 13 that obtains at least one water-level measurement result and at least one temperature measurement result by using n water-level measurement results, n temperature measurement results, water-level detection function loss determination result in each channel, and temperature detection function loss determination result in each channel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Yasushi Goto, Yuka Takada, Fujio Shiraishi, Koichiro Isoda, Toshiaki Ito
  • Publication number: 20140270037
    Abstract: A reactor water level measurement system including: a condensation tank connected with a steam region of a pressure vessel; a reference pipe with one end connected with the condensation tank; fluctuation pipes with one end connected with the pressure vessel; pressure difference measurement type water gauges that detect the water head difference of the reference pipe and the fluctuation pipes and that are connected with the other ends of the reference pipe and the fluctuation pipes; non-pressure difference water gauges that detect the water level of the pressure vessel; and a computation device that selects a pressure difference type water gauge or a non-pressure difference type water gauge, in accordance with a condition of the containment vessel or of the pressure vessel and that indicates/records the water level of the pressure vessel based on the detection result of the selected water gauge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yuka Matsuo, Fujio Shiraishi, Yasushi Goto, Toshiaki Ito
  • Patent number: 8481873
    Abstract: Embodiments include capacitive touch sensors and methods for configuring capacitive touch sensors. A capacitive touch sensor embodiment includes an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a controller. The ADC receives an analog voltage signal from an electrode, and samples the analog voltage signal to produce a plurality of digital values. The controller performs a first charging process by supplying the electrode with a first charging current for a first charging interval, and the controller determines, based on the digital values, whether a first electrode voltage value meets a criteria. If not, the controller performs a configuration process that results in setting a second charging current and a second charging interval for the electrode which, in response to performing a second charging process, results in a second electrode voltage value that meets the criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryce T. Osoinach, Tsukasa Hoshi, Toshiaki Ito, Katsuaki Morishita, Eiji Shikata, Keiji Tenaka, Craig R. Teegarden